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Thousands of Iranian exiles show in Berlin

Several thousand people demonstrate in Berlin against the clerical leadership in Iran. Photo: Hannes P. Albert/dpa

Several thousand folks show in Berlin towards the clerical management in Iran. Photo

© Hannes P. Albert/dpa

A brand new president is being elected in Iran. Thousands of individuals are demonstrating towards the regime within the nation in Berlin. The National Resistance Council, which referred to as for the protest, will not be with out controversy, nonetheless.

Thousands of individuals took to the streets in Berlin to protest towards the nation's political management throughout the presidential election in Iran. On Saturday afternoon, police counted round 6,000 demonstrators round Bebelplatz and on Unter den Linden, a spokeswoman mentioned. According to police, 8,000 folks had registered for the rally.

The so-called National Council of Resistance of Iran referred to as for the protest, saying that tens of 1000’s of individuals took half. They are mentioned to have traveled to Berlin from throughout Germany in a whole lot of buses. Members of the Bundestag additionally spoke on the occasion. According to the Council of Resistance, the protest is directed towards the clerical management within the nation. Numerous folks waved the pre-revolutionary Iranian nationwide flag with a golden lion within the center.

On Friday, round 61 million folks in Iran had been referred to as upon to elect a brand new head of presidency. Iran's political system has mixed republican and theocratic parts because the 1979 revolution. However, there aren’t any free elections: the Guardian Council's management physique at all times checks candidates for his or her suitability. Fundamental criticism of the system will not be tolerated, because the suppression of protests in recent times has proven.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran was shaped in 1981 from the so-called People's Mujahedin. The exiled group has set itself the objective of overthrowing the ruling system in Iran. However, the group is controversial and is basically rejected by opposition members each inside and outdoors Iran. The group is banned in Iran.